April 22, 2016

Contrary Polish Magical Manatee Swatches & Review

Contrary Polish Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have polish to share with you that has been on my wishlist since it was released last year.  First off, it's called Magical Manatee and I love manatees so this was a no brainer.  Second, it has shimmer and flakes.  That sealed the deal.

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Magical Manatee has a jelly base that I am going to call 'greblurple' because depending on the light, sometimes it looks like a greyed purple, sometimes a smoky blue and sometimes just grey.  It has a soft blue shimmer and iridescent blue flakies.  The formula took a little getting used to.  My usual thin coat approach didn't quite mesh with this polish and left some sheer patches, but once I tried floating the brush for slightly thicker coats it was smooth sailing.  It dried to a satin finish so top coat is required for shine.  Photos show three coats of Magical Manatee with one coat of Girly Bits Glitter Glaze in daylight spectrum lighting.

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This polish is super pretty in a soft subtle way.  You can find Contrary Polish on

Happy polishing,



  1. I love this, just the right amount of blue and purple for me

    1. For me there is no such thing as too much blue or purple, but I do love the soft qualities of this shade.